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The Dictionary Project, Volume X: East India Islands

The Dictionary Project is a post-a-day exploration of The Century Dictionary and Cylopedia, a twelve-volume set printed in New York in 1901. The Project runs from October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015, and matches volume numbers to calendar months. Volume X is The Atlas, and today is Day 27.

Today marks the beginning of examining small land masses, specifically chains of islands. We start with the “East India Islands”, largely composed of (in engraved capitals) Dutch East India. Usual trigger warnings for colonialism.

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